Whoa … Was That 2013 That Just Zipped By? Five Questions To Get You Thinking About Goals

Goal planning for 2014We’re three weeks from the new year! Wow, where did the year go? Now is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and appreciate everything that you have accomplished. It’s time to rejuvenate, refocus, and start planning for next year. Taking inventory is a great place to start. Write down the changes that took place and things that you accomplished in the past year. It’s fun to go through this exercise—often, you don’t realize all the things that you achieved in the past year until you see it in list form. Continue reading “Whoa … Was That 2013 That Just Zipped By? Five Questions To Get You Thinking About Goals”

Do You Schedule or Go With The Flow?

How does your brain work?

This week’s post is more of a question than anything else. I’ve written before about schedules and planning. I think it’s essential for helping you attain your goals. If your life is like mine, you’re doing about ten things at once. You might be attacking your WIP, editing your about-to-be-released masterpiece, working for the man, working for yourself and everything else that comes with life.

Here’s the question. Is it okay to blow up your schedule and plans? Personally, I think part of the power of goals and planning is the ability to alter and adjust as needed. Beyond that, I think you have to go with the flow sometimes. Continue reading “Do You Schedule or Go With The Flow?”

Write More – 100% Guaranteed

I’m going to keep it simple this week. Every once in a while, we need to check ourselves and keep things ridiculously simple. Social media, publishing, distribution, the demise of the publishing industry … Ahhhhhhh!

What is the number one thing that will keep you from publishing your next, or first, book? Continue reading “Write More – 100% Guaranteed”

Following the Cookie Crumbs

I have finally finished my planning for Betwixt and am now entering my favorite part of this journey – writing the first draft!

It is so fun to get absorbed in the story. I find myself thinking about it throughout the day, writing constant notes as I go – ways to improve a scene, or a line of dialogue that will set something up for a future scene.

That’s what I want to talk about today. The set-up. Continue reading “Following the Cookie Crumbs”